"Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1636 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 13.7 inches
48.3 x 34.8 cm
A decorative map of the central and western coastal regions of Mexico, based on Ortelius. Mexico City is situated on a large lake below the elaborate title cartouche that features the Royal Spanish Arms. Several silver mines are located in the central region, as Argenti minerae. A galleon and sea monster ornament the Pacific, while a cherub beckons to armadillos on the scale of miles cartouche. German text on verso.
Lovely impression on a strong sheet with wide original margins. There is a suggestion of toning and one tiny rust spot in the upper margin, not affecting the map.